On 12/07/18, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Newport Police Officers attempted to stop a motorcyclist for traffic violations near the intersection of S Coast Hwy and SW Case St. When Officers activated their emergency lights to conduct the traffic stop, the motorcycle quickly accelerated southbound on S Coast Hwy leading the Officers on a pursuit. Officers observed the motorcyclist speeding through traffic at speeds estimated between 80 mph and 90 mph over the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Officers lost sight of the motorcycle and terminated the pursuit. A short time later, Officers were notified by a passing motorist that the motorcycle had crashed near the intersection of S Coast Hwy and SE 32nd St. Officers responded to the area and located a male subject walking away from the area. The male was identified as 21 Year Old, Jason Avery of Newport. Avery was detained while the investigation continued.
Officers were able to locate Avery’s motorcycle hidden off the roadway on SE 32nd St. Avery had stashed his motorcycle in an attempt to evade being located. Avery was subsequently taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the charges of Attempt to Elude Police and Reckless Driving. Avery also received citations for Speeding, Unsafe Passing, and No Motorcycle Endorsement.
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